June 20, 2017

Contact: Communications Office

MoDNR hosts free pesticide pickup in Sikeston June 24

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 20, 2017 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with the DeWitt Auction Company, will provide a free pesticide collection event from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 24, at 220 DeWitt Drive, in Sikeston.

The collection is open to all Missouri farmers and households, and will take unwanted pesticides including: herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides, de-wormers, fly tags and fertilizers containing pesticides. Paint, explosives, fire extinguishers, yard waste, electronics and trash will not be accepted.

Pesticides from businesses including, but not limited to, pesticide production facilities, pesticide distributors and pesticide retailers will not be accepted.

The event is the fourth of six events scheduled for 2017. More information on the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program is available online at